Friday, April 11, 2014

If you think your family is screwed up...

WOW. Simply incredible.

I've seen many movies that deal with dysfunctional people but never something quite like this. Julia Roberts and Meryl Streep are simply nuts. Their performances blew it out of the park.

Speaking only for myself, the relationship between Violet and Barbara is exactly the way my mother and I were once. I found myself relating to Violet's daughters, little Charles, and even with his father. I found everyone else to be despicable. It just goes to prove to me that not everyone can be or should be a parent.

Overall, the film it was hard to watch. It hit close to home in fact. Violet drove her family away. Even though the film ended with Barbara driving off into the sunset assuming back to Colorado, you know that Violet dies with only the caregiver and possibly Mattie Fae by her side. Her children were not present.

The same mistakes the mother did to her children for me it was as if I were an outsider looking at my own parents and their failures.

I HIGHLY recommend this film to anyone.

Don't Talk to Police (WATCH!!!!)

Sunday, January 19, 2014

nice try HBO....

nice try HBO, but if I wanted to watch pretentious bullshit on TV I'd tune in to keeping up with the Kardasians. None of those media whores have any talent, but sure are entertaining regardless.

Showtime's Queer As Folk aired 14 years ago from 2000 to 2005 and was way better even on the first episode. I even related to one of the lead characters named Brian because our upbringing was very similar. There's a reason why Showtime was a leader because they forged ahead and were brave and why some of that network's programs are appearing on Netflix.

Sorry HBO, not impressed.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

R.I.P. Eduardo Manuel Gutierrez (1976-2014)

I am in shock. The loss of a wonderful good friend that helped me through a bad time I learned has passed away today. I am angry, sad, in shock and wondering why???
My brother, you left this world way too young. I finally had the great pleasure of meeting you In San Francisco in late 2010 and I never forgot it. You treated me with the utmost respect, love and graciousness that I never forgot. You will forever be an influence in my life. I love you. My condolences to your partner and your family. Rest In Peace my friend.

Link to his amazing podcasts :

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